Friday, May 20, 2011

Apple Cinnamon Bread


It has been way too long since I've baked! Probably about a month, or more. I'm going through some serious baking withdrawal. Usually I bake at least once a week and sometimes more. And usually it's something simple like this apple cinnamon bread, but sometimes something a little fancier like the birthday cake I'll be making this weekend for my mom. (The first time I made that cake, she thought she'd hate it but now she loves it and keeps requesting it for her birthday.) I'm hoping to bake a few other things this weekend too! So about this apple cinnamon bread, it's a great quick bread which you probably have all the ingredients for already. It has both a bit of applesauce, and 2 cups of chopped apples. I liked the cinnamon sugar topping, but it definitely doesn't need it and it tends to mostly fall off anyway.


In other extremely exciting news, I have a new nephew!! E's brother and his wife just had a super adorable baby boy.

If this sounds good, you might also like:
Morning Glory Muffins
Grandma Jennie's Date and Nut Bread
Garden Harvest Cake
Mom's Banana Apple Bread

Apple Cinnamon Bread
Adapted from Two Peas and Their Pod

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon all spice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 large eggs
1/4 cup canola oil
1/4 cup applesauce
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 cups chopped apples, skin removed

Topping:
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8 by 4 loaf pan with cooking spray and set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, all spice, and cloves. Set aside.

3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the eggs and beat on medium speed for about 30 seconds. Add in oil, applesauce, and vanilla and mix until smooth. Next, add the sugar and mix until well combined.

4. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until flour is barely combined. Gently fold in the apple chunks. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.

5. In a small bowl, mix together brown sugar, sugar, and cinnamon. Sprinkle over the batter in the loaf pan. Bake for 50-55 minutes, or until loaf is golden and a toothpick comes out clean.

6. Cool bread in pan for 10 minutes. Loosen sides and remove from pan. Cool completely on a wire rack before slicing.

11 comments:

Joanne said...

Apple and cinnamon is a flavor pairing that always sounds good to me! This looks delicious! your nephew is too adorable!

Eschelle said...

THAT is such a good idea!! my kids love bananas and banana bread maybe they'd open up to apples more if i baked with them!!

Meaghan Luby said...

okay, well, that bread looks great but, your adorable nephew steals the show!!! congratulations! and regarding the bread, thanks for sharing! i adore this :)
-meg
@ http://clutzycooking.blogspot.com

Helene said...

So cute, congratulations!

smalltownoven said...

I went to bookmark this bread because it looks delicious and then looked back in my archives and realized I've made the same recipe before! Love it. And congratulations on the new nephew. So adorable!

smalltownoven said...

I went to bookmark this bread because it looks delicious and then looked back in my archives and realized I've made the same recipe before! Love it. And congratulations on the new nephew. So adorable!

Hannah said...

Sounds like the perfect thing to save for fall baking... But I'm not sure if I can wait that long, it looks so moist and delicious!

Beth said...

The cinnamon bread looks terrific, and your nephew is adorable!

Cookie baker Lynn said...

Nice looking bread, but the baby takes the cake!

Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets said...

OMG he's sooo cute! Lovely looking bread too. Apple+cinnamon+baking = amazing smelling kitchen =).

grace said...

what a cute bambino to go with a tasty, flavorful batch o' bread! with their powers combined, apples and cinnamon can never go wrong.